Those are the toughest questions, Yoli. I was in that situation with my daughter so many times. We do not think alike at all and her decisions, most of which directly affected me because she and her children lived with me, were foolish and irrational to me. Unable to control her or the situation, but stuck being smack dab in the middle of whatever chaos ensued, was amazingly stressful.

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